Vanessa DeSilvio | Statera Ambassador

Statera Ambassadors are artist-activists with big ideas! They are Statera's creative brain trust. You will find our Ambassadors authoring posts on the Statera Blog, presenting at StateraCon, engaging as regional Mentorship Coordinators, serving on steering committees, and consulting on the development of Statera programming. You’ll also find them using word-of-mouth and social media platforms to share Statera-related news and resources to strengthen our grassroots movement for intersectional gender parity in the arts.


About Vanessa (SHE/HER/HERS)

Vanessa DeSilvio is a Dallas-based stage, commercial, and television actor and voice over artist. She speaks fluent Spanish as she was raised in a Venezuelan household and strongly identifies with being Latinx. She holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and has taught introduction to acting and speech and diction classes at SMU, University of North Texas, and KD Conservatory.

Vanessa is a member of Actors Equity Association and her theater credits include: Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman (Dallas Theater Center); Mariachi Girl (Dallas Children's Theater); The Moors, Susan and God (Theatre Three); Smart Pretty Funny (Amphibian Productions); Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre); Se Llama Cristina (Kitchen Dog Theater); Milagritos (Cara Mia Theatre Company); The Winter's Tale, Coriolanus, Cyrano de Bergerac (Shakespeare Dallas:). Television credits: The Leftovers, Queen of the South, American Crime, From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series.

Voice over credits include numerous audiobooks on as well as animation and commercial radio spots in English and Spanish. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.

Vanessa's other passion is being a wife to Doug and a mother to her two sons, Anthony and Domenic.